Garrison Keillor: An Evening for Africa
Friday, September 23, 2016 | 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Tickets $60 | Premium $150
Premium tickets include a reception before the show and a chance to meet Garrison Keillor in person.
Garrison Keillor in An Evening for Africa: A fundraiser for Uganda. The Garrison Keillor fundraiser supports Transforming Individual Lives Today, LLC which provides scholarships, training, and micro-banking investment to jump-start impoverished children and women in Nebbi County, Uganda. For more information on this organization or to donate, please follow the link here.
One of America's most beloved radio hosts and acclaimed humorists, Garrison Keillor was born in 1942 in Anoka, Minnesota, and began his radio career as a freshman at the University of Minnesota, from which he graduated in 1966. He went to work for Minnesota Public Radio in 1969, and on July 6, 1974, he hosted the first broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion in St. Paul. Today, some 4 million listeners on more than 600 public radio stations coast to coast and beyond tune in to the show each week. Keillor has been honored with Grammy, ACE, and George Foster Peabody awards, the National Humanities Medal, and election to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His many books include Lake Wobegon Days, The Book of Guys, Pilgrims: A Wobegon Romance, and Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny (Viking). He is the host of the daily program The Writer's Almanac and the editor of several anthologies of poetry, most recently, Good Poems: American Places (Viking). In 2006, Keillor played himself in the movie adaptation of his show, a film directed by Robert Altman. In 2007, he opened an independent bookstore, Common Good Books, in St. Paul, where he lives with his wife and daughter.